Philadelphians offer some early indications on the mayor’s chances of re-election.
McFarland: That’s cool, I’m all for that. Why not? It’s great that they’re actually taking the initiave and embracing the culture.
Lamar, 30s, North Philly: I’m for it, equal opportunity’s for everybody, so I’m all for it.
Adrian: A rainbow flag outside City Hall? That’s not good. Not at City Hall. I mean, that’s cool, the gay community and all. If you’re gay, no offense or anything, but just be gay. That’s it. If that’s the case, I want a Puerto Rican flag at City Hall. How about a man flag?
Dani, 20s, Center City: I’m gay, so I’m all for it.
Manley: I think it’s cool. Shows guts.
Additional reporting by Randy LoBasso, Emily Crawford, Nick Powell and Ryan Greenberg.
As we begin to poke our heads out of two and a half years of recessionary rubble, the city’s outlook is starting to look brighter. Threats still remain, but Nutter, odds-on favorite to win election to a second term this year, implores you to have faith.